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Articles from the March 8, 2013 edition

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City finishes prairie dog poison placement

The deed is done. The last of a potent poison aimed at putting a dent in the prairie dog population at Ned Houk Park was applied Friday, according to Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell. The prairie dog eradication program was approved...


Defending champs Texico, Melrose advance

Texico and Melrose started their quests for state title repeats with easy home wins Friday night as the girls state basketball tournament kicked off with first-round matchups. Second-seeded Texico... Full story


Top-seeded Lady Cats rout Alamogordo

Alamogordo's Stephanie Anderson buried a 3-pointer on the Lady Tigers' first trip down the court Friday night. Suffice it to say, they had few other highlights. CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis...


Portales moves on to Albuquerque with win over St. Michael's

Hannah Cissell's three 3-pointers in the second half carried third-seeded Portales to a 37-34 victory over 14th-seeded St. Michael's in the first round of the state girls Class 3A tournament on... Full story


Our people: A nice life laid out

Adan Lucero retired from his work as a tile setter 10 years ago after working in the business for more than 35 years. Nowadays Lucero spends his days taking care of his wife and daughter, who are both...


Vehicle may be old, but I can fix it

Our lives have become way too complicated and so have our automobiles. Mysterious instrument lights come on for a while then go away. Malfunctions pop up and then correct themselves. I'm pretty comfortable driving with an instrument panel that isn't...


Railroads are tremendous gift

It was the first night of spring break. There they sat, Mikayla and her Dada (a name for a grandpa) watching the Channel 3 TV special on scenic railroads. What a way to transition from winter into spring! Plans for warmer weather began to form in my...


Honors - March 10, 2013

Franklin Newly promoted Marine Corps Master Sgt. Pauline L. Franklin, at the center of the back row, poses for a photo with her family, left to right, Patrick Franklin, 9-year-old daughter Katherine, 11-year-old daughter Amanda and Col. Scott Loch,... Full story


Creative Living: Birthday items, cutlery to be featured

Information on knife cutlery, making a birthday decoration and insertion lace embroidery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef, John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef... Full story


School menus - March 10, 2013

Editor's note: Clovis schools, Portales schools and Elida schools are closed this week in observance of spring break. Floyd schools Monday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs and sausage, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Macaroni dinner, green beans,...


Senior calendar - March 10, 2013

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a....


On the Shelves - March 10, 2013

The following books are available for checkout at Clovis-Carver Public Library "Ranch Horsemanship: Traditional Cowboy Methods for the Recreational Rider" by Curt Pate, Cow-Horse Confidence: A Time-Honored Approach to Stockmanship by Martin Black,... Full story


In search of ponies: Animals weather weather, whether they like it or not

Brown skies, tumbleweed invasions and air so dense the eyes can't penetrate it nor can the lungs tolerate it. Waking in the morning to the sound of dirt stinging windows and the roof swelling and groaning eventually means that somewhere between...


McGee: Wind brings back golden memories

Coming to work the other day, I noticed the bright dawn reflecting on the office windows and remembered a story my dad told me about "The House with the Golden Windows." As a young guy I was forever ramblin' around in the family car. One weekend he... Full story


Clovis school board to consider graduation date change

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers is bringing in the Board of Education to help make a decision on changing the date of the CHS graduation. The event, slated for May 18, falls on the same day as the final day of the state's spring... Full story


Clovis city officials: Prairie dog poisoning finished

The deed is done. The last of a potent poison aimed at putting a dent in the prairie dog population at Ned Houk Park was applied Friday, according to Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell. The prairie dog eradication program was approved... Full story


Odds with Cats in state opener

If the Clovis Wildcats are heading into their first-round game with confidence, they've got plenty of reason to do so. Clovis is the fourth seed, and the top four seeds are 27-1 in the first round since the state went to a 16-team bracket in 2006....


Mustangs overcome Zias' fast start for sweep

Eastern New Mexico University's softball team got off to a rousing start in the second game of Friday's Lone Star Conference-opening softball doubleheader against Midwestern State at Zia Softball Field when freshman right fielder Marley Pinon belted...


New Mexico state basketball pairings

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys All games Saturday Class 5A (16) Rio Rancho at (1) Eldorado, 5 p.m. (9) Albuquerque High at (8) Cibola. 7 p.m. (12) Manzano at (5) Valley, 7 p.m. (13) West Mesa at (4) Clovis, 7 p.m. (14) Atrisco Heritage at (3) La Cueva,...


NM proposal limits legislative email disclosure

SANTA FE — A House committee approved a proposal Friday that could protect legislators' email from being publicly disclosed through requests made under a New Mexico open government law. The proposed change in legislative rules unanimously endorsed...


Clovis man charged again in double homicide

A Clovis man whose double-murder indictment was recently quashed by the state Supreme Court was hit with the same charges Friday in Magistrate Court. Enrique Deleon is accused of murder in the...


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